Virtualization & Cloud

Observability Exposed: Exploring Risks in Cloud-Native Metrics

May 02, 2024

Container Advisor (cAdvisor) is an open-source monitoring tool for containers that is widely used in cloud services. It logs and monitors metrics like network input/output (I/O), disk I/O, and CPU usage. However, misconfigured deployments might inadvertently expose sensitive information, including environment variables such as Prometheus metrics. In this article, we share our findings of the risks we have uncovered and the vulnerable configurations users need to be aware of.

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